South Africa

Government is working hard to resume commuter rail services, which were suspended due to destruction and vandalism at the hands of syndicates and opportunistic criminals during the hard lockdown.

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel, has opened the 9th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) and the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Trade and Investment Forum in Pretoria.

The second Women Economic Assembly (WECONA) is expected to bring together the private sector, including businesswomen, government and civil society to transform the economic landscape in South Africa.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says the shortage of healthcare workers is threatening the quality and sustainability of health systems in Africa and worldwide.

In an attempt to get high school learners to come up with innovative ways to propel the water and sanitation sector, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is hosting a weeklong Water and Sanitation Education Programme (WSEP) in Boksburg.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has published the gazetted National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NCGBVF) Bill, 2022.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will continue to build on the success of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) and expand its reach, as it pursues economic growth to deliver decent and sustainable employment at a much larger scale.

Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu has reassured the residents of Giyani that the department is hard at work and will see the Giyani Water Project to completion.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the Special Tribunal order for the Systems Applications Products (SAP) to payback the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) more than R81 million.

The chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Khaya Magaxa, has welcomed the announcement of the new 13-member Eskom Board.

The management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) has instituted a departmental investigation into the conduct of a police constable, following an incident captured in a video clip that is circulating on social media.

As the drapes of the past two years of restrictions brought on by COVID-19 have come down, the tourism sector is providing a sliver of light to South Africa’s economic recovery.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Director-General, Phumla Williams, has challenged citizens to find ways within their spheres of influence to help strengthen social cohesion in South Africa and the continent as a whole.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called all relatives who are caring for orphaned children to apply for Child Support Grant (CSG) Top-Up at their nearest South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices.

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel will host the 9th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) and the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Trade and Investment Forum next week.